Apex Hacker Targets Streamer With Massive Bot Army
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Apex Hacker Targets Streamer With Massive Bot Army

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

After the recent launch of Season 21 and tightened security measures, the notorious Apex Legends hacker, Destroyer2009, has once again made the headlines in the gaming world. Despite developer Respawn Entertainment's efforts to combat hacking in the game, Destroyer2009 has managed to exploit vulnerabilities and disrupt gameplay experiences.

Last week, during a live stream of Apex Legends Duos matches, Destroyer2009 invaded the lobby of popular streamer Mande, flooding it with bots and creating an account-boosting scenario. This unethical practice involves boosting account levels by eliminating other players in a match and securing the win as the last player standing.

A clip shared on Twitter showcased bots chasing Mande across the map, a comical yet frustrating situation for the streamer. Despite the playful nature of the incident, it underscores the ongoing challenges faced by Respawn Entertainment in eliminating hacks from the game.


Destroyer2009's notoriety in the Apex Legends community has been further exacerbated by recent events. Hacking into professional players' accounts during the lead-up to the Split 1 Playoffs caused a temporary halt to all events until the security breach was rectified. Respawn had assured players of enhanced security measures to prevent such violations, but it seems that the hacker continues to find loopholes.

One of the high points of Destroyer2009's exploits was broadcast live by TSM's Imperial Hal, one of the affected pro players. Despite having his account replaced after the initial hack, Imperial Hal found himself face to face with his old account in a surreal turn of events. The brazenness of Destroyer2009's hacks serves as a reminder of the persistent threats posed to the game's integrity.


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